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The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENTThe horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

COMMENTDo not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid...

I Regret Looking Behind The Curtain

COMMENTI vividly remember slumping on the couch of my partner on a Friday evening after a long week...

Abahlali Basemjondolo’s Women Celebrate Women’s Month With A Show Of Solidarity

COMMENTOn the 11th of August at least 500 women members of Abahlali baseMjondolo filled the Prince Edward Hotel...

We Are Here Because You Were There

COMMENT I really did not want my essay for a writing contest to be about colonialism in 2019. But...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENTWhat to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

Disconnect Between Business And State Contributed To Marikana Massacre

COMMENT The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in...

Writing About The Cape Flats When You’re Not From There

COMMENTThe history of blackness in the South African context is most aptly described as tumultuous and divided. Apartheid...

We Cannot Microwave Social Change

COMMENTThe quest to build a non-sexist, inclusive and interconnected South Africa is a painstakingly difficult process that will...

Who Is Really To Blame For SA’s Jobs Crisis?

Subscribe to our newsletter.President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent admission that South Africa is facing punishing job losses is in direct...

“Under Capitalism, No Black Person Ever Dies By ‘Natural Causes’”

COMMENTWhether we are aware of it or not, we see Black people as living synonymous with labour, especially...

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENTEditor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...

Willingness Of Young People Makes All The Difference In Transforming Communities

COMMENTAs members of the Sustained Dialogue team at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation one of the many...

Megan Rapinoe And The Liberators In France

COMMENTA record number of spectators watched the Fifa Women’s World Cup, an entertaining spectacle that will only grow...

Systemic Prejudice In The UK, And Visa Refusals for African Academics

COMMENTAccusations of institutional racism continue to be directed towards the United Kingdom’s Home Office following a parliamentary inquiry...

Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

When Black People With Nice Things Get Scrutinised

COMMENTBeing black and middle-class in South Africa means having a strange relationship with money. A relationship that...

An Open Letter to the Board of BDS-SA On The Muhammad...

COMMENTWe as individuals, committed to:Justice for Palestine;An indivisible, intersectional approach...

A Critique Of The Media Is Not Automatically An Attack On...

COMMENTDreams of Smart Cities, mass retrenchments, young people in cabinet and National Assembly, growth for the Economic Freedom...

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENTThis year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...
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